Cebu City is not only known for its white sand beaches, some 5 star hotel and resorts, adventure places like canyoneering in Kawasan Falls (Badian Cebu City), delicious food like lechon and “puso” or hanging rice, Torta in Argao, Chicharon in Carcar and some best known “pasalubong” delicacies like Dried Mangoes, Otap and Rosquillos.
Cebu City is also known of its festival the “Sinulog Festival” because of the covid-19 pandemic that hit all over the country, the Sinulog Grand Parade of the festival was being cancelled but Cebuanos are optimistic that this year 2023 will be the beginning for us to witness once again and celebrate the Sinulog Festival with its high light the grand street parade participated by different Municipalities in Cebu Province, some Barangays here in Cebu City and even places outside Cebu City. Other high lights also during the festival celebration are Fluvial Parade and Solemn Procession.
Sinulog Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival thought to be the first of the most well-known festival in the Philippines. It is also refer as the “Mother of all Festival” from the colorful and well-made costumes of the dancers to the beautiful dances and to the music brought by the drums, trumpets and the native gongs, the Sinulog Festival never ceases to amaze its audience.
This is held in Cebu City every 3rd Sunday of January to honor the Sto. Niño (Child Jesus). Basically the festival is done by a dance ritual, in which it tells the story of the Filipino people’s past and their acceptance of the Christianity.
The word “Sinulog” means graceful dance that represents “Sulog” (or current) like water current. It describes the forward-backward Sinulog dance step (two step forward and one step backward).
Photos are taken during the Sinulog Festival (2018).